Wine was really out of balance. I was expecting red cherries and strawberries based on previous vintages. It had red and black cherries, but was clunky and had a quite a bit of heat poking through which I previously hadnt experienced in a Holdredge.
14.6% alcohol. Pretty wine. Red cherry color. Lovely nose of black cherry, flowers, and baking spice. In the mouth, racy and not as rich as the alcohol level might make you think. Well-balanced and with pure fruit that is elevated by the complexity. Strong acidity and a solid finish. A-
Wine was terrific from opening. Similar to the last few notes. Just outstanding balance and clarity. Bright fruit, a little pine and graham cracker. Just terrific. Paired well with pulled pork. Great wine.
Opened and slow-ox'd for about 2 hours then decanted 30 minutes. Giving up no nose in the bottle nor in the decanter, but then an excellent spicy nose with some earth and toast in the glass. Extremely elegant with balanced flavors of baking spices, mostly red fruits, and a hint of earth and tea. Noticeable acidity that i really liked, but was toned down with a strip steak. Had roasted vegetables (including mushrooms) that really brought out the earth/spice flavors. Long finish - this was a real joy to drink last night.
Brilliant nose that jumps out of the glass. Rose petals, baked cherries, rhubarb. Complex palate. Mainly red fruited but with some darker notes as well. Smooth yet lively mouthfeel. Superb. Has evolved quite a bit since the last bottle six months ago.
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